If your home is infested with subterranean termites, which return to the soil after feeding on the wood in your home, we can use local treatments to control their population and discourage new termites from entering the building.
Soil Treatments with Termite Repellent
A local treatment traditionally consists of injecting a special termite repellent into the soil around your property. This creates a barrier of soil that is unattractive to termites, so when the termite scouts go exploring in search of food, they will not cross the barrier and discover your home. In order to be most effective, this type of local treatment needs to reach the soil around every possible access point to your home. This may require treating the ground in crawl spaces or even under slabs.
Soil Treatments with Bait or Non-Repellent Poison
If subterranean termites are already present on the property, we can kill them by laying out poisonous bait or applying a non-repellent poisonous treatment to the soil. When termites either eat the bait or pass through the treated area, they will bring back poisoned material to the nest where it will kill other termites in the colony as well. Non-repellent products are often an excellent choice for termite control because you don’t have to create a perfect barrier around the home in order for them to be effective.
Depending on the nature of your termite problem, you may require a combination of these outdoor local treatments and indoor treatments like fumigation or Topia treatments. Give us a call and we’ll send an expert out to inspect your property and determine the best course of action.